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Python Programming Basics

INTRODUCTION

This is an introductory Python programming course which provides a strong foundation that would allow students to further their skills with additional education. The course begins with an overview of Python and quickly has students building simple applications. Python syntax, including function and module design is considered. File consumption and exception handling are also included early in the class. In addition, there is an examination of using different data types. Toward the end of the course fundamental object-oriented concepts are addressed, as well as database connectivity and GUI (graphical user interface) development.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for new developers or developers who wish to transition to the Python platform. For those that are new, Python makes an excellent first programming language

DURATION

10 days

PREREQUISITES

Before attending this course, it is recommended that students:

  • Have basic computer navigation skills
  • Prior programming experience is not necessary, but it can help to put these topics in perspective

COURSE OBJECTIVE

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of Python applications
  • Recognize source code for a console application
  • Use the interactive shell
  • Manage source files
  • Fix both syntax and runtime errors
  • Compile and run a program
  • Code statements, add comments, and organize code into functions
  • Name and assign values to variables
  • Author expressions
  • Include special characters
  • Use predefined Python functions
  • Use relational and logical operators
  • Code and nest if statements
  • Use loops
  • Create and call functions
  • Provide arguments for functions
  • Use standard modules
  • Plan functions in a program with hierarchy charts
  • Gain techniques for debugging more easily, including setting breakpoints
  • Create, sort, and use lists of one or multiple dimensions
  • Create and use tuples
  • Read, write, and manage files – both text and binary
  • Work, in great detail, with various string, numeric, and date/time types
  • Define a custom class
  • Create objects based on a custom class
  • Use proper encapsulation within a class definition
  • Define and establish an inheritance relationship between classes
  • Implement polymorphism
  • Understand relational database organization
  • Use SQL to retrieve or manipulate data
  • Use SQLite to connect and interact with a database
  • Test database code and handle exceptions
  • Create a GUI (graphical user interface), including a root window
  • Handle graphical events such as a button click
  • Visually lay out graphical components in a grid

COURSE CONTENT

An introduction to Python

  • Introduction to Python
  • How to use IDLE to develop programs

How to write your first program

  • Basic coding skills
  • How to work with data types and variables
  • How to work with numeric data
  • How to work with string data
  • How to use five of the Python functions

How to code control statements

  • How to code boolean expressions
  • How to code the selection structure
  • How to use the iteration structure

How to define and use functions and modules

  • How to define and use functions
  • More skills for defining and using functions
  • How to create and use modules
  • How to use standard modules
  • How to plan the functions of a program

How to test and debug a program

  • An introduction to testing and debugging
  • Four techniques for testing and debugging
  • How to use the IDLE debugger

How to work with lists and tuples

  • Basic skills for working with lists
  • How to work with a list of lists
  • More skills for working with lists
  • How to work with tuples

How to work with file I/0

  • An introduction to file I/O
  • How to use text files
  • How to use CSV files
  • How to use binary files

How to handle exceptions

  • How to handle a single exception
  • How to handle multiple exceptions

How to work with numbers

  • Basic skills for working with numbers
  • How to format numbers
  • How to work with decimal numbers

How to work with strings

  • Basic skills for working with strings
  • How to split and join strings

How to work with dates and times

  • How to get started with dates and times
  • More skills for working with dates and times

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

 TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 11th November 2019

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

 

Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 18-11-2019
Event End Date 29-11-2019
Cut off date 11-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,196
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,356
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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